Outrage as another female student is raped, killed inside church
Barely two weeks after a female student was raped in Ibadan, another female student, Grace Oshiagwu, has been raped and killed inside a church in Ibadan, Oyo State. The incident has sparked outrage in the city of Ibadan.
Spokesman of the Oyo State Police Command, Gbenga Fadeyi confirmed the incident which occurred on Saturday. This adds another sore chapter to the rape epidemic sweeping through the nation.
Oshiagwu, a 21-year-old National Diploma student of Oke Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, was said to have been attacked with a cutlass until she died inside a church at Idi Ori, Sasa, Ojoo area of Ibadan in Akinyele Local Government Area.
The statement signed by Fadeyi reads: “One Grace Oshiagwu, female, aged 21 years, was macheted on her head in a church mission building at Idi-Ori Area, Shasha off expressway by unknown assailant(s) today 13/06/2020 about 3pm.
“Investigation has commenced into the matter and the police tactical teams are on the trail of the assailant(s).
“While efforts are intensified, we want to continue to solicit for credible information from members of the communities around the area and the general public to unravel the misery behind these dastardly killings.”
On June 1, a female student of the Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Federal College of Animal Health and Production, Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Barakat Bello, was raped and killed at Oloro area of Kara in Akinyele.
On June 5, pregnant 29-year-old Azeezat Somuyiwa, had her head smashed with a stone until she died in Ijefun, Akinyele Local Government Area.
And in Benin City, the Edo State capital, a female student of the University of Benin, Vera Omozuwa, who had gone to read inside a branch of the Redeemed Christian Church of God while the lockdown occasioned by the Coronavirus Disease lasted was attacked and raped to death.
The 22-year-old 100 Level Microbiology student was attacked on May 27, 2020 and died in the hospital on May 30, 2020.